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Razgatlioglu takes first full-race win of 2022 in Race 1, Bautista crashes from second
Ranging from third on the grid, Razgatlioglu was capable of declare his first full-length race win of the 2022 season whereas Kawasaki claimed their five hundredth WorldSBK podium
The opening MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship race of the Prosecco DOC UK Spherical was a dramatic affair stuffed with battles up and down the grid at Donington Park as reigning Champion Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK Staff) claimed victory by 6.3 seconds to say his first full-length race win of the 2022 season. It means Razgatlioglu is now 54 factors behind Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) within the Championship standings following the latter’s retirement.
HOLESHOT FOR RAZGATLIOGLU: getting the soar firstly
It’s a transfer that has been seen loads all through 2022 as Razgatlioglu acquired the holeshot firstly to take the lead of the race and he was capable of benefit from the battling between Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Staff WorldSBK) and teammate Alex Lowes within the early phases, earlier than Rea and Bautista fought one another for second place within the center stage of the race.
Rea initially acquired swamped on Lap 1 and dropped to as little as fifth place earlier than combating his manner again as much as second place. He first fell behind Bautista on Lap 7 because the pair battled, with Rea making a transfer on Bautista on Lap 8. Bautista then re-passed Rea on Lap 12 at Flip 9 earlier than Rea responded instantly earlier than making the transfer stick on Lap 14 at Flip 12. Two laps later, nonetheless, Bautista crashed on the identical nook and retired from the race; ending his run of 12 consecutive podium.
Razgatlioglu’s victory gave him the twentieth of his profession and his sixty fourth podium end in WorldSBK, whereas it was additionally Yamaha’s 97th win. Rea claimed his 226th podium and claimed Kawasaki’s five hundredth podium placement in WorldSBK. Within the Championship standings, Rea took 20 factors out of Bautista’s lead with the hole now solely 16 factors, with Razgatlioglu 54 factors again.
BATTLING BRITS: Lowes and Redding battle for third
The battle for third place got here right down to a shootout between two dwelling heroes as Lowes fought with Scott Redding (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Staff). Redding was forward till the ultimate handful of laps because the pair battled by means of the ultimate sector of the race, racing onerous by means of Turns 11 and 12 and into Flip 1 on the subsequent lap, earlier than Lowes acquired the transfer carried out on the exit of Flip 1 and into Flip 2 to safe his first podium of the 2022 season. Lowes ensured Kawasaki instantly moved onto their 501st podium; Lowes’ third place was the thirtieth podium end of his profession. It was additionally his first podium for the reason that Superpole Race within the 2021 French Spherical at Magny-Cours.
STRONG RESULTS: rounding out the highest ten
Axel Bassani (Motocorsa Racing) completed as the perfect Unbiased rider in Race 1 as he claimed fifth place in Race 1, his sixth consecutive top-seven end in 2022. Bassani completed because the lead Ducati rider following Bautista’s crash as he completed a second away from Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) in sixth place.
American star Garrett Gerloff (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Staff) carried out one other customary late-race surge as he completed in seventh place, equalling his finest results of the season up to now. Gerloff handed Iker Lecuona (Staff HRC) on the ultimate lap with the Spanish rookie ending in eighth place, nearly 7.5 seconds away from Loris Baz (Bonovo Motion BMW) in ninth and Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK) in tenth.
TAKING HOME POINTS: finishing the highest 15
Philipp Oettl (Staff Goeleven) was eleventh on his first race at Donington Park, ending two seconds away from Lucas Mahias (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) in twelfth; Mahias securing factors on his return from harm. Xavi Vierge (Staff HRC) was only a tenth again from Mahias whereas he was one second away from wildcard Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) in 14th with the reigning British champion taking factors on his WorldSBK debut. British rider Leon Haslam (TPR Staff Pedercini Racing) rounded out the factors with fifteenth place.
HOUSEKEEPING: to notice from Race 1
Stand-in rider Illia Mykhalchyk (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Staff) made begin to climb up the order however dropped right down to sixteenth place on the finish of the race, lacking out on factors by simply 0.244s after the 23-lap race. He was greater than seven seconds away from Hafizh Syahrin (MIE Racing Honda Staff) who was solely half-a-second away from fellow rookie Luca Bernardi (BARNI Spark Racing Staff) in 18th.
Japanese rider Kohta Nozane (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Staff) was nineteenth, simply over a second away from Eugene Laverty (Bonovo Motion BMW) and Robert Tamburini (Yamaha Motoxracing WorldSBK Staff), with Laverty and Tamburini separated by simply 0.085s on the line. Wildcard Peter Hickman (FHO Racing) was twenty second forward of Oliver Konig (Orelac Racing VerdNatura) in twenty third; the final of the categorised finishers.
Leandro Mercado (MIE Racing Honda Staff) was the primary retirement of the race after he crashed on the Flip 12 hairpin, the ultimate nook of the circuit, on Lap 8. Christophe Ponsson (Gil Motor Sport-Yamaha) was the second retirement of the race as he introduced his Yamaha into the pits.
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